This Authentic Mexican Pico De Gallo With Tuna is a wonderful traditional recipe that I am very fond of. It is a light, refreshing and delicious salsa, and I am sure you will enjoy it very much.
In Mexico, this recipe is served with saltines as chips are not very popular, but you can definitely have corn tortilla chips instead.
What Makes This Recipe Stand Out
I love Mexican recipes that are easy to make and healthy. For that matter, every time I have the opportunity to learn about a new recipe that involves fresh ingredients, I am happy.
I have made this recipe for many years now, and I keep it the way it is because it is a perfect one.
What is Pico de Gallo?
Whenever you eat in Mexico, this chunky fresh salsa will usually be found on the counter or on your table.
It may be called salsa mexicana, salsa fresca, or pico de gallo, depending on where you are in the country.
The name "Pico de Gallo" in Spanish means "rooster's beak" and describes the way the tomatoes are chopped at sharp angles and the fact that the salsa has a bite from the chile.
This recipe is the one I learned when I was living in Mexico City, so you have to know that this is specific to that region.
This pico de gallo is quick and easy to make and can be added to a wide variety of dishes needing a lift. It is important that the tomatoes be red and ripe but still quite firm.
Of course, the best tomatoes are the ones you grow yourself or buy from local farmers, but if you don't have that, any red tomato will do it.
How to make
Step 1. First, wash and clean the vegetables (onions, tomatoes, jalapeño, cilantro) and set them aside.
Step 2. Open the can of tuna and drain the liquid out. Place the tuna meat in a salad bowl.
Step 3. Dice the tomatoes. You can also remove the seeds from the tomatoes and gently squeeze the tomato to get rid of the extra juice.
This way, the salsa will not end up being too watery.
Chop the cilantro. Add it to the bowl together with the diced tomatoes. Chop the green onions and add them, also.
Add salt to your taste and freshly squeezed lime juice.
Mix everything well.
Serve it with crackers or tortilla chips as an appetizer, but you can also add it to any dish you like. Try to make these Mexican Beans and serve them with some grilled meat and pico de gallo.
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Authentic Mexican Pico De Gallo With Tuna
- 2-3 fresh tomatoes
- 2-3 green onions or ½ white onion chopped
- 1 bunch of fresh cilantro
- 1 jalapeño pepper
- 1 lime
- 1 can of tuna in water
- salt and pepper to taste
- Saltines salty crackers or tortilla chips to serve
- Wash all the vegetables very well.
- Open the can of tuna and drain the liquid out.
- In a salad bowl place the tuna fish.
- Chop the cilantro and add it to the bowl.
- Chop the onions and add them to the bowl.
- Dice the tomatoes and add them too.
- Remove the stem and seeds from the jalapeño pepper .
- Dice the jalapeño pepper and add it to the bowl.
- Juice the lime over your salad.
- Add salt and pepper to your taste.
- Mix well and serve on saltines or tortilla chips.